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'reilly to cuba to form a militia. he was appointed governor of louisiana and head of the army later on. he arrived in august, 1769, and took formal possession of louisiana for spain. think of new orleans and cuba, in particular havana, governors there were also in cuba so there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history connected with new orleans. so the o'reilly family has been in louisiana for centuries. in cuba, nobody remembers him but it was the street of calle oreilly, famous until the 50's for its banks and bookstores. it was one of the favorite streets of (inaudible) secretary of the spanish count of fernandino, my grandfather, another irish man feeling at home in havana. there, at the busy corner of calle street and oreilly was a cafe bakery owned by a catelan. it was described by many foreigners, in particular british and irish who lived in havana at the time, as one of the best order and most elegant cafes in the world. its large door led to a main
in common. where were you born? >> new orleans, louisiana. >> new orleans, louisiana the yeah, let's hear it for the 504. how do you prepare for this whole darn thing here? >> practice. >> ok. that will get you to broadway but here you are in union square. ladies and gentlemen, two-time winner, mr. leonard oates. >> this is what i do every day. [ringing bells] >> leonard oates, ladies and gentlemen, reigning two-time champion mr. leonard oates. that completes the entire competition, ladies and gentlemen. let's hear it for everybody you heard today. the votes from the judges will now be tallied. that means up guys actually have to go to work now. we're going to name the tom three winners in the amateur and professional categories. the first place winner of the professional competition will take home a beautiful cable car bell with -- made by gilberto at the frens of the cable car museum. every year this man makes a beautiful cable car bell for this competition the mr. gad oy is pretty shy, he won't talk about his work but the craftsmanship speaks for itself the every bell every year is ind
in louisiana, roger jordan. >> let me try to get the other panelists into the conversation. you were a former warden of san quentin. i wonder if you could share with us your experience at having actually conducted executions? you saw the word from mississippi said that this had a personal effect on him and i wonder if you can address the issue that comes up with the victim's family often get satisfaction of some kind -- some relief because of the person that they understand has committed the crime and they are finally put to death. can you remark on this? >> let me say, i agree with everything that they have talked about. i cannot really speak for the families of the victims, only what i have observed to the execution process. this has an impact on everyone who is involved, including the staff. and of course the inmates' families. and the people who show up to watch this. and the whole show of people who are there for this. you cannot walk away from this without having been impacted. i want to talk about the war and has said, that these executions have been 7-10 years after the crime and we'r
officer: the senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. i'm happy to come to the floor with two colleagues, a colleague from minnesota and a colleague from oregon, to speak about the damage created by the republicans' insistence on looking at just one side of the equation, failing to understand what businesses need to move forward in the next 28 minutes or so. as my good friend from alabama leaves the floor, i want to say that i've enjoyed working with him on many issues. we've been shoulder to shoulder advocating for gulf coast restoration and many other issues. but i have to strongly disagree with some of the points that he's just made and will go into those in just a moment. part of the problem with the senator from alabama and other senators on that side is that when they speak to the american people on this issue, they only talk about one side of the equation and that is spending. they never, ever, ever talk about revenues. and anybody, any family, any individual, any business, any high school student, any college student understands, like the commerci
the gentleman from louisiana seek recognition? mr. scalise: mr. chairman, i have eanch amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment offered by mr. scalise of louisiana, at the end of the bill before the short title, insert the following, section, for the corps of engineers civil construction, it is appropriated in the amount otherwise provided for this act expenses is reduced by $1 million. the chair: pursuant to the order of the house of the day, the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise, and a member opposed, will each control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from louisiana. mr. scalise: thank you, mr. chairman. i offer this bipartisan amendment with my fellow louisiana colleague, democratic congressman richmond. this is for critical coastal restoration efforts and if you look at what we are trying to address here, not only can we maintain fiscal responsibility, but we need to maintain and restore america's wetlands. and just what is happening to america's wetlands, what are we trying to address? louisiana alone has lost 25 square miles of coastal wetlands every year and i h
row. >> i cannot handle i was watching. this was death row in louisiana. you have three televisions on the wall, you were in your cell 23 hours per day, you get out for the shower or exercise, -- >> let me interrupt you to make this clear. you are completely alone, and the televisions are outside of the cell, or multiple inmates can be watching them? and they all may be on different channels? and you have to hear this even if you are not watching television? >> this is crazy. you have sought -- you have for televisions and four different channels, 15 people tried to talk at the same time. i was there was a mentally disturbed people and they actually had to have shot to calm them down, whatever kinds of drugs that they give them to calm them down. you have to deal with all of this insanity. sometimes they would spread them with pepper spray to get them to take the shots. these kinds of situations, you could not get around and you could not deal with. by the same token, you say, why is that man on the death row with mental problems, you have to feed him medication every day just to ke
for 14 years in the state of louisiana, 18 years including the time he fought for retrial. there was withheld evidence that would have resulted in a different outcome. if this was shared with your attorney at the time you were arrested. do you believe that on this district attorney can impose rules were implemented rules in their office to make certain that this evidence is turned over to make the likelihood of a miscarriage of justice less likely or even impossible? >> -- to me, it is impossible that he could guarantee the safety. we just heard a bunch of police officers, with the corruption that has gone at the police departments, and in the city councils. for a district attorney to say that he feels comfortable with saying he should execute the right man -- he cannot cash that check because there is too much he cannot control. he cannot even control the police officer who is corrupt, and there is too much going with the picture -- this would not even be a question. >> you have worked on accountability and trying to address the issues of miss identification, and these ar
trials which resulted in the death penalty. he was sentenced to angola in louisiana, death row, where they were executing people left and right. he spent 14 years. he had nearly half a dozen execution dates. and yet he survived and he's here today. and actually -- i know you are on the third panel. come on up. come on up. this is james "j.t." thompson. he came all the way from louisiana to be here today. [applause] one question, how did you survive? >> god. god. god. death row is a place that brings out the truest human being in you. it makes you realize you can't take nothing for granted. you need to love every moment of each day and praise and thank god for each moment you have out here. for the system to do what it did to me -- i was the only child from my mother. i was a father too. the system didn't see none of that. it did not see me not having a criminal record. it's hard to accept. it's hard to keep on continuing to accept a prosecutor or somebody that wants to sentence swub to death with a system that's corrupt as ours. all right. [applause] >> i want to take this opportunity
. >> next, a former louisiana governor buddy roemer announces his candidacy for president. then, the state of national parks. then, the impact of arab political protests. former louisiana governor buddy roemer launched his campaign for the republican presidential campaign thursday at dartmouth college in new hampshire. he wants to stop unfair trade and end the use of special interest money in washington. this is about 40 minutes. >> we are about to kick off. i hope this does not mean anything for our campaign, but i noticed a sign when i walked in that had memorial services 5:00 p.m. >> i am a methodist so i don't believe in those kind of signs that it was tumbling. are we ready? today i ran for president of united states of america. i run to prepare america to grow jobs again. beginning with the elimination of our tolerance for unfair foreign trade practices and the use of our own tax code to ship jobs overseas. i run to reveal and challenge the control of the special interests over our nation's capital and demonstrate the freedom to leave that can only come from refusing their money. i r
want to louisiana and did a lot of research. what reception did you get there? what obstacles did you find? well -- it depends on which decade you are talking about. i did research, actually starting in from the time i was very small. and we went back every summer even though i was born here in berkeley, as a matter of fact we went back every summer to louisiana and i was always interested and did a lot of -- um -- both formal and informal research. starting in the 50's and the 60's. and i will tell you that when i first startd that research and a lot of the research i did in that time period was i was largely unaided by any official source. i would go to the courthouse and i would ask for records. they would not give them to me. it was just -- it was very clearly -- it was very clear they were not going to give them to me. >> what records were you asking for? >> i was looking for land records. i was looking for records of the fredues. the concept was there were black fredues and white fredues and there was not an acceptance of me setting out to prove they were commingleded even tho
louisiana, mr. scalise. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. scalise: thank you. would the distinguished chairman of the energy and water development subcommittee yield for a point of clarification? mr. frelinghuysen: i would be pleased to yield. mr. scalise: thank you, mr. chairman. section 501-a provides for the corps of engineers more than $1 billion in emergency supplemental funding for disaster relief. the section makes those funds available, quote, for emergency expenses for repair of damages caused by the storm and flood events of 2011. am i correct in my understanding that included in the damages to be addressed by section 501-a is the loss of navigational channel dimensions caused by or exacerbated by this year's floods? mr. frelinghuysen: if the gentleman would yield. the gentleman from louisiana is correct. the intent of section 501-a is to fund the repair of damages to levees and navigation channels caused by the floods of 2011. the committee has provided more than $1 billion in title 5 of our bill to address navigation channel dimensions and make lev
in new hampshire. the former governor of louisiana switched parties. he said he will not accept campaign contributions in excess of $100. this is 40 minutes. >> i am a methodist so i don't believe in those kind of science but it was humbling. -- signs that it was tumbling. are we ready? today i ran for president of united states of america. i run to prepare america to grow jobs again. beginning with the elimination of our tolerance for unfair foreign trade practices and the use of our own tax code to ship jobs overseas. i run to reveal and challenge the control of the special interests over our nation's capital. and demonstrate the freedom to leave that can only come from refusing their money. i run as a proud republican but an even broader american. i believe in america, its values and future. r a nation at risk and neither the president nor any other candidates for this office addresses are as solutions for the two major problems facing america. one is on fair trade which is stealing our best jobs, stop and economic growth, causing us to slowly sink under a mountain of debt while we at
louisiana rise? mr. richmond: mr. chairman, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: amendment offered by mr. richmond of louisiana. page 2, line 20, after the dollar amount insert decreesd by $6 million. page 19, line to , after the dollar amount insert increesd by $5 million. the chair: pursuant to the rule , the gentleman is recognized for five minutes and a person opposed will be recognized for five minutes. the gentleman will be recognized for five minutes. mr. richmond: mr. chairman, what this amendment does is increases the funding for our bureau of oceans management and enforcement by $5 million. what it would do is it would allow them to quicken the pace to permit approval and in turn promote the rate of oil and gas investment in the gulf region. to accomplish this investment, we will reduce the range land management fund by $6 million which still leaves that fund above its fiscal year 2011 funding levels. now, mr. chairman, let me point out to you why this is the wise thing to do. in response to the deepwater horizon ex
: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana rise? >> ask unanimous consent to speak to the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from louisiana voiced for one minute. mr. fleming: mr. speaker, enough with the backroom dealing on the debt ceiling. the debate has continued for months behind closed doors in the smoke-filled room with nothing to show for the effort. as a congressman, why should i be forced to per use cable stations and blog sites for information on the discussions? and then be asked to vote for the deal when i have no input and no time to know even what's in it? let's pull back the shades and open the window. let's put the sunlight and fresh air on this discussion. should we cut spending? should we reform entitlements? should we have a balanced budget amendment? mr. speaker, let congress do its job and put the debate right here on the floor. let's do this in the people's house for everyone to see. this will be the way the people and their choice come to fruition. thank you and i
>> next, the documentary "the library of congress." then former louisiana governor buddy roemer announces his candidacy for president. after that, the state of u.s. national parks. now, the feature documentary, "the library of congress," behind the scenes in the world's largest library. ♪ >> the pursuit of knowledge is something progressives, liberals and conservatives, and libertarian's all agree on. they may disagree on how to do it and how much to spend on it, but essentially they are all in favor of accurate information that lawmakers can use. there is a connection between reading and democracy. >> our institutions were entirely created in the age of print. >> the work in the mind, the search for an formation, the free availability of information in a democracy must be celebrated. i think that comes through very dramatically in the building. >> it started as a small space in the capital where congressman could get in permission. it has grown to eight separate facilities, including the madison building and the atoms building -- adams building. but it's true home is this, th
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